- Creating a New Page and Adding Text
- Setting Page Properties
- Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
- Changing Text Attributes in the Property Inspector
- Aligning Text
- Creating Lists and Indenting Text
- Adding a Separator to a Page: The Horizontal Rule
- Saving Your Work and Previewing in a Browser
Where can I learn more about CSS styles? They seem important.
CSS styles are important, and they are part of the movement in web development toward separating content (the words and images on the web page) from the presentation (font size, colors, and positioning). This separation is important because it is becoming more and more common to deliver content to various devices, such as PDAs (personal digital assistants), and to people with disabilities, such as impaired sight.
You'll learn much more about CSS styles in Hour 16 and I've listed a number of books and websites in Appendix A, "Resources," that will help you learn about CSS.
I indented a line of text by clicking the Indent button. I wanted it to act like a tab acts in my word processing program, but it seems to indent both the beginning and the end of the line. What's going on?
Oddly enough, there is no way in HTML to tab as you do in your word processing program. The Indent button applies the <blockquote> tag to the text. This tag, as you noticed, actually indents both the left and the right of the text. The block quote tag was originally designed for quotes in research-type documents. The easiest way to indent text is to place your text in a table. You'll learn about tables in Hour 12, "Displaying Data in Tables," and Hour 13, "Designing Page Layout Using Tables."